Shopping Planner: Spirit Animals, Xmas in July and F--- Cancer Earrings
Mystic Creatures: “Spirit Animals” Art Show and Gypsy Market
Black Amethyst Tattoo Gallery and the St. Pete Indie Market have teamed up to bring a special art show and market to St. Pete’s Green Bench Brewing from 7-11 p.m. Saturday. The crew at Black Amethyst curated the show, selecting 30 artists including Chad Mize, Spencer Meyer and Coralette Damme (an example of her work is pictured) to interpret the spirit animals theme. A smaller, intimate version of the indie market, a Gypsy Market, will include henna, tarot readings, gypsy jewelry and clothing (think Stevie Nicks), as well as artwork and photography. There will also be live screen printing of three spirit animal designs on T-shirts from go-to local printer Extra Medium. Traditional Aztec dancing by a local tribe and fire dancing performances set the spiritual ambiance. DJ Re:Pete provides the tunes. The show will be only be on display that night at Green Bench (1133 Baum Ave. N, St. Petersburg), but will move to Black Amethyst Tattoo Gallery (689 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. N, St. Petersburg) and remain on display through Sept. 3.
Xmas in July: Shop Seminole Heights
Tampa’s funkiest district is going on sale all weekend, Friday through Sunday. Participating shops, including Frolic Exchange, Vintage Post Marketplace and Disco Dolls Studio, have storewide deals and extended hours. Shoppers will receive a postcard that gets stamped with every purchase. Once you have three, turn the card into a participating location to be entered into a raffle for gift cards, services and prizes. There will be plenty of refreshments along the way to keep you hydrated.Commune + Co. pop-up coffee bar will be open at Tempus Projects, while Lollipop Bird handmade children’s clothing will be at Frolic Exchange, 4626 N Florida Ave., Tampa, a jumping off point for the sale. Visit their Facebook page (facebook.com/frolicexchange) for more information.
Item of the Week: F--- Cancer Earrings
Local maker Mark Noll wanted to help a friend who’s going through breast cancer, so he did one of the things he does best — he made earrings. These F--- Cancer Earrings are made from recycled pink corian (think countertop material), and bear the sentiment that so many people affected by the disease share. All proceeds will go to Noll’s friend, Christine Reszetar, a local high school teacher and mother, to help with her medical bills. They are available through Noll’s website, marknolldesigns.com, or you can find him at the St. Petersburg Saturday Morning Market, currently held in Williams Park, 350 Second Ave. N, St. Petersburg.